Calling All Seamstresses: Our Nurses Need You

Calling All Seamstresses: Our Nurses Need You

Remember our story about designer Heidi Elnora? She's stepping up for the community in a big way. Right now, doctors and nurses are more in need of masks than ever before, and Heidi is helping to make sure they get them. She designed a mask pattern that anyone can follow, and she's rounding up a team of volunteer seamstresses to start sewing! You don't have to be a professional to help (you can do it for a craft day with the kids!), but if sewing is not your thing, sending just a $10 donation covers the cost of labor and materials for a mask. Here's how you can get started:

Materials Needed

  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Woven Cotton Fabric (MUST be woven)
  • Interfacing Muslin, Flannel, or Linen
  • 1/8" Elastic 
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pattern (Downloadable below and is printable on 8.5” X 11” paper.) The finished size of the pattern is 9” X 6”. Please check your printer settings if the size doesn’t match the above specifications.

If you would like to watch an instructional video, click here

Volunteers will need to email with your name and phone number prior to starting. In the subject line write Help A Hero.You can drop off completed masks every Sunday through Thursday from 8AM-5PM at Heidi Elnora Atelier, located at 2024 Morris Ave in Birmingham, Alabama. Just drop the masks through the mail slot on the front door. If you are not located in Alabama, and still want to help, mail your masks to Attn: Heidi Elnora, 2024 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203. To make a donation, Venmo @servingheartist. Donations go toward purchasing materials like Lysol Spray, Oly-Fun, and 3M filtrete 1900, as well as paying volunteer seamstresses.

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